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Old 9th November 2017, 07:35   #226
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Former NASCAR Driver Mark Skinner Is Leaving Amazon's The Grand Tour For Season 2

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Some of you may know him, unofficially, as the Stig's American cousin, but Mike Skinner, The Grand Tour's professional racing driver, has decided to part ways with the popular car show on Amazon.

The announcement was made on his official Twitter account, no more than 24 hours ago, when Skinner wrote: "FYI, I won't be joining the guys on @thegrandtour 2nd season - I wish them all the luck. My character wasn’t developed as I was told."

The NASCAR driver has agreed with the criticism coming from fans, who weren’t happy with the way producers decided to portray him: "I agree with many of you that it sucked - if you're gonna wear Evil Knievel's firesuit, you need to be Evil Flipping Knievel! Peace out."

The 60-year old, who won 286 races over 22 years, including 52 in the NASCA Xfinity Series, added that he doesn’t "really hate the brits", admitting that he "enjoyed some of those cars" that he "got to drive" during the show, despite the sarcastic remarks.
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PS: Hopefully, the american and the celebrity thingy is long gone.
Your wish has been granted, the first half atleast .
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Your wish has been granted, the first half atleast .
Does that mean he's not coming on then?

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Your wish has been granted, the first half atleast .
Looks like we are getting lucky with the second wish too.



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Meh! No matter what new gimmicks they come up with, the trio has lost their charm. At least for me. I just can't come around to liking them in this new avatar. It's a car show for God's sake. I don't want to see a car cut in half and dragged around on a track, with a celebrity in it. What's the point of seeing a celebrity driving such a contraption? Unless they are going to have an entertaining chat about their car history before or after this lap. And Richard Hammond's intro for 'Conversation Street' segment in every episode has to be the worst dialogue delivery in the history of talk shows.

They are trying too hard to be relevant; and failing at it. They might still be better than all the non-UK versions of Top Gear or any other copycat car shows; but between TGT2 and TG25, I know what I would go for.

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It's a car show for God's sake.
Thats one thing that slipped to the bottom of the list after the first 3 or 4 seasons.
I think there was one episode in an early season where they tried to present "serious" news in the news piece. It was hilarious!
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Driver wanted!


And someone auditions for the post.
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The show has lost its charm. TGT is trying to be TG. It shouldn't. I would love to see them present serious reviews of cars for 60% of the episode and goof around for the rest. They used to do that back in the day. They would review a new car every week and have some "project" too. That used to be fun. I still go back to watching some of their reviews but I've never gone back to watch any of the TGT episodes. Those episodes used to be funny and informative at the same time.
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Making The Grand Tour: Stunt Driver Audition


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The Grand Tour's hosts talk about all the times they nearly died during season 2.

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https://jalopnik.com/watch-the-grand...-th-1820663868


P.S. The second season will finally be released in full on December 8, 2017 on Amazon Prime. They’ve made quite a few changes, so here’s to hoping it’s all been for the better.
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This is getting people bored and not excited. Can expect more videos from them on this.

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Making The Grand Tour: James's Candidate for the Driver



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My favorite show with my one of my most favoritest athletes!
Goldberg's on tgt this season. This guy's a massive petrolhead, it's going to be a blow out episode!
Can hardly wait now!
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The Grand Tour's Season 2 celebrity segment will be called "Celebrity Face Off"

Something similar to Top Gear but hope there will be some difference.

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After having multiple celebrities meet with "unfortunate accidents" all throughout season one, The Grand Tour will now feature weekly celebrity guests pitted against each other.

The segment will be called "Celebrity Face Off", and each week we're going to see two big-name stars trying to set fast laps on the show's brand new track.

Among these celebs will be the likes of Luke Evans, Kiefer Sutherland, Hugh Bonneville, Kevin Pietersen, Dominic Cooper, Dynamo, Rory Mcllroy, Michael Ball, Alfie Boe and more.
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Just when you thought Captain Slow almost made it!

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Season 2 Episode 1 is out. Anybody watched? I am planning to watch it tomorrow and it's the episode that everyone waited for.

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